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Monday, October 19, 2015

Colin Keane and Teeth People

Recent Villanova graduate and English major Colin Keane ('13) is a founding member of the Brooklyn-based band Teeth People, a self-described "fiercely rhythmic indie rock group."  On a stroll down Greenpoint’s Norman Avenue one night, fellow band member to be Wyatt Bertz asked Colin as they passed a dental office, “What would you call the group of dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, etc. that work with teeth?” to which Keane replied, “teeth people,” much to the amusement of Bertz.  “Teeth People” became a running joke between the two and the working title of their joint project.  Colin says that he "also grew to like the band name for its simplicity and universality, and the fact that it anagrams to “Peel The Poet,” a concept that he imagines as the poet peeling away all layers of pretension in himself to reveal his pure, real personality."

Since its formation in 2014, Teeth People has released three self-recorded records and performed at a variety of venues in the New York metropolitan area.  Says the band, Colin's "focus on poetry and the band's ever-evolving rhythmic orchestra promise to deliver Teeth People's best and fourth self-recorded album, Let's Go, in November."  Click here for more information.

Colin Keane and Wyatt Bertz
Teeth People